Natalia Herden was born in Leningrad and grew up in a musical environment. She learned to play the piano and cello at an early age, then devoted herself to the flute, won numerous competitions, and graduated from the Conservatory in St. Petersburg in 2010 with distinction. During this time she developed a great interest in early music and historical performance practice. This led her to Bremen to the College of Arts (class Marten Root) and then to Basel to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she studied historic flute instruments. (Class Marc Hantaï and Anne Smith, Masters degree in 2015, final grade with distinction). Parallel to the flute studies in Basel, Natalia Herden also devoted herself to baroque oboe and graduated in 2017 at the Schola Cantorum with a master's degree in baroque oboe and a focus on music education. (Class Katharina Arfken and Carole Wiesmann). Now she continues her education at the University of the Arts Berlin in the class of Xenia Löffler.